Stress at Work

The nature of work is changing at whirlwind speeds. According to a recent study commissioned by Regus, a provider of flexible workplace options, almost 50% of workers worldwide reported an increase in stress levels last year! This study also found that stressrelated health conditions account for 75% to 90% of all doctor visits, and that 30% to 50% of new disability benefit claims are attributed to poor mental health. Some statistics suggest that up to 60% to 70% of workplace accidents may be caused or influenced by stress. Continue Reading →

Flu Season is Here

When is flu season? Flu season begins in October and runs through May, with peak flu activity in January and February. The best way to protect against the flu is to get a flu vaccine each year. The vaccine for the 2012-2013 season has arrived at many health providers, clinics, and other dispensing locations. Now is a good time to be vaccinated before the flu season gets started. Continue Reading →

S.T.O.P.

Always take a few minutes to review the task at hand before starting any work. Consider how to complete the task safely by using the right Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), tools, and equipment for the job. Take the time to make a Safe Plan of Action (SPA) for every task. STOP is a good formula to follow for all your work, home, and recreational activities. Continue Reading →

Ohio’s New Texting Ban

On Friday August 31, Ohio joined the majority of other states to ban texting while driving. Distracted driving is considered to be any activity that diverts the driver’s attention away from their primary task of driving. All distractions endanger the driver, passengers, other drivers, and bystander safety. Continue Reading →

SSOE Group Earns CHC Wellness Culture of Health Award

TOLEDO, Ohio, January 29, 2015 – SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), a global engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) firm, was honored this month with the Culture of Health Award by CHC Wellness, an onsite corporate and community provider of health and wellness programs. This award recognizes leadership in raising the level of engagement among employees by creating a culture of health that encourages, supports, and rewards healthy living. SSOE was selected for setting a standard for wellness within their community, displaying a top-down effort that has positively impacted the lives of their employees, and for dedicating considerable efforts to expand participation in their wellness programs. Continue Reading →

Internationally Ranked Design Firm, SSOE Group, Opens León, Mexico Office

LEÓN, Mexico February 14, 2014 - SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), ranked 10th internationally among Manufacturing Design Firms (ENR, 2013), announced today that they have opened operations in León, Guanajuato, Mexico—their first office in the country. SSOE now has operations in eight countries. Over the next three years, SSOE plans to hire 25-30 individuals to support the León office. SSOE’s expansion into Mexico continues the company’s trajectory of international growth; the firm has added nine offices in new geographic markets in the last three years through both acquisition and organic expansion. Continue Reading →